DRAGON BOAT CHARLESTON FESTIVAL 2017

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THE HAT DRAGONS

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The Hat Ladies became involved in the very first Festival 10 years ago as volunteers.  We have had our own Team, The Hat Dragons, ever since.  We shall never forget the COURAGE of Suzanne Flynn, who was a healthy original member of our Team, who succumbed to breast cancer a few years later, having benefited from the very Programs this Club champions. Suzanne's COURAGE will always be our theme.  We wear it on our t-shirts and hats and in our heart

 Fundraising                                                       

 Meet The Hat Dragons

  Setting Up

  Getting Psyched

  The First Race

  Our Cheerleaders

  The Awards Ceremony

THE STORY BEHIND DRAGON BOAT RACING

Dragon boat racing, which has a 2500 year history that began in China, is among the fastest growing of team water sports, with scores of thousands of participants in various organizations and clubs in over 60 countries. The sport is recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered amongst participants.  It has also become a very popular corporate and charitable sport.

The Hat Ladies are proud to be a part of the Dragon Boat community in Charleston, where money is raised to provide programs that benefit cancer survivors.  Some of us are cancer survivors.  All of us are excited to be part of a Team so many years past high school, where such opportunities weren't available for girls.  We are proud to represent our hatsisters and to experience their support.

Picture The Hat Ladies